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Ultimate Guide to Georgia Tech Parking in Midtown Atlanta

By Annabelle

Finding parking near Georgia Tech can be a major pain. Whether you’re a student, faculty, or visitor, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of trying to find a spot, especially during peak times.

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At Rambler, we know all about the Georgia Tech parking challenges in Midtown Atlanta. That’s why we’ve written this article to give you the ins and outs of parking on- and off-campus.

In this article, we’ll cover:

Georgia Tech Parking in Midtown

Georgia Tech map with parking zones

Image courtesy of Georgia Tech.

On-Campus Parking with a Permit

Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Services provides a range of parking permit options to cater to the diverse needs of students seeking on-campus parking.

Students can choose from a variety of parking permit options for the 2024-2025 academic year, tailored to their specific parking needs and frequency of use.

Individual Annual Permits

Price: $795 for full year (can be purchased any time of year and prorated)

Valid Through: 8/15/2024 – 8/14/2025

With an Annual Individual Permit, you can park in an assigned area at any time, except during special events on campus, and enjoy after-hours parking privileges in non-residential, non-visitor parking areas.

Carpool Permits 

Price: $695

Valid Through: 8/15/2024 – 8/14/2025

The carpool permit offers a $100 discount to students who choose to share a car and the cost of a campus parking permit, making it a cost-effective option for those who commute regularly. This permit can be purchased throughout the year at a prorated rate, and its cost can be divided among carpool members.

Semester Permit 

Price: $400/semester

Valid Through: Fall: 8/15/2024 – 12/31/2024; Spring: 1/1/2025 – 5/15/2025

Semester permits offer designated parking spaces in designated locations and permit after-hours parking in non-residential, non-visitor parking zones, making them an ideal choice for seniors or graduate students graduating in December.

SmartPark Permits

Price: No fee to join; $7/parking session

Valid Through: 8/15/2024 – 8/14/2025

The pay-as-you-go permit program, designed for occasional commuters and virtual learners, allows parking in five specified locations. To receive the discounted hourly rate, you must purchase SmartPark units.

Flex Permit 

Price: $8 daily, $15 for two consecutive days, $35 weekly, $110 monthly

Valid Through: Varies based on type of permit

The Flex permit caters to commuters and those with short-term parking needs, offering flexible options for daily, two-day consecutive, weekly, or monthly parking, with the convenience of after-hours parking in ungated, non-residential areas.

The Bursar’s Office handles the payment process for these parking passes, along with other tuition and fees.

Off-Campus Midtown Parking with a Permit

Georgia Tech students spending time together near campus

The most popular form of off-campus parking with a permit is securing a designated parking spot within your apartment complex’s parking garage.

Off-campus apartments are a common choice for student housing, and many offer the convenience of adding a parking spot for an extra monthly charge.

The cost of off-campus parking permits varies between properties, typically ranging from $90 to $350 per month. Depending on the policy, the pass may either guarantee a specific reserved spot or provide access to any available spot in the parking deck on a first-come, first-served basis.

As an added security measure, these parking decks are typically gated, offering peace of mind for residents.

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Short-term and Daily Midtown Parking

For short-term parking in front of specific buildings, parking meters throughout campus allow visitors to pay using cell phones through the ParkMobile app. This app allows for seamless, contactless pay for students or visitors looking for a quick parking option on campus.

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Whether attending a game day event or hosting visiting friends and family, you’ll find ample parking options with 28 visitor parking lots conveniently located across campus.

[Map of visitor parking spots]

Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services suggests specific parking zones for game days. If these lots are unavailable or not in your preferred location, consider game day parking at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center near Tech Square, offered at special game day prices.

Should visitor parking lots be full in your desired area, remember that Georgia Tech’s campus transit is free for everyone, including students, parents, alumni, and visitors. For detailed bus schedules, visit

We hope this article has clarified the various parking options available both on and near campus. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Rambler, please contact our leasing staff!


Annabelle is one of Rambler's Marketing Interns; she is a Business major at Georgia Tech with a love for all things creative. Her go-to Daydreamer order is an iced lavender matcha.

May 09, 2024

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